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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,219 10,826 79.7 78.4-80.9 2,393 20.3 19.1-21.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 352 300 85.2 79.0-89.8 52 14.8 10.2-21.0
Buncombe 398 337 82.5 76.9-86.9 61 17.5 13.1-23.1
Cabarrus 351 286 75.7 68.0-82.0 65 24.3 18.0-32.0
Catawba 363 302 77.1 68.5-83.9 61 22.9 16.1-31.5
Cumberland 382 299 78.4 72.5-83.3 83 21.6 16.7-27.5
Davidson 411 319 75.9 70.0-81.0 92 24.1 19.0-30.0
Durham 413 372 89.4 84.3-93.0 41 10.6 7.0-15.7
Forsyth 380 315 78.8 72.3-84.1 65 21.2 15.9-27.7
Gaston 351 283 76.3 69.2-82.2 68 23.7 17.8-30.8
Guilford 427 358 84.1 78.6-88.3 69 15.9 11.7-21.4
Iredell 437 364 80.8 74.9-85.6 73 19.2 14.4-25.1
Johnston 367 287 72.7 64.3-79.8 80 27.3 20.2-35.7
Mecklenburg 613 518 83.2 78.6-86.9 95 16.8 13.1-21.4
New Hanover 410 338 74.6 66.5-81.3 72 25.4 18.7-33.5
Onslow 385 304 74.0 67.5-79.6 81 26.0 20.4-32.5
Orange 370 331 88.5 83.6-92.1 39 11.5 7.9-16.4
Pitt 372 314 78.6 69.9-85.3 58 21.4 14.7-30.1
Randolph 357 281 75.1 67.7-81.3 76 24.9 18.7-32.3
Robeson 374 286 70.6 63.4-76.9 88 29.4 23.1-36.6
Rowan 436 342 73.9 66.8-79.9 94 26.1 20.1-33.2
Union 367 318 88.7 84.3-92.0 49 11.3 8.0-15.7
Wake 604 527 84.3 78.8-88.6 77 15.7 11.4-21.2
Wayne 385 307 77.6 71.0-83.0 78 22.4 17.0-29.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,646 2,918 77.9 75.2-80.4 728 22.1 19.6-24.8
Piedmont 6,761 5,644 81.1 79.4-82.7 1,117 18.9 17.3-20.6
Western NC 2,812 2,264 77.3 74.2-80.0 548 22.7 20.0-25.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,918 1,569 79.4 76.6-81.9 349 20.6 18.1-23.4
Northwest 3,001 2,400 76.1 73.2-78.9 601 23.9 21.1-26.8
Charlotte 1,803 1,503 81.4 78.4-84.1 300 18.6 15.9-21.6
Greensboro 1,646 1,388 81.2 77.2-84.7 258 18.8 15.3-22.8
Southern Regional 1,188 926 78.7 74.9-82.1 262 21.3 17.9-25.1
Coastal 568 465 76.2 68.4-82.6 103 23.8 17.4-31.6
Wake 1,507 1,284 82.5 78.7-85.7 223 17.5 14.3-21.3
Area L 142 120 82.9 73.1-89.7 22 17.1 10.3-26.9
Eastern 1,446 1,171 77.7 72.8-82.0 275 22.3 18.0-27.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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